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142A, 144 ST VINCENT STREET (Ref:33160)

This building is in the Glasgow Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 06/07/1966.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5873 6549.


James Salmon Jnr (Salmon, Son and Gillespie), 1899-1902.

Striking Art Nouveau commercial building. 8 storeys, attic

and basement. Narrow 3-bay elelvation; 2-outer bays

breaking forward to cant above 1st floor, rising to 5th.

Steel frame, ashlar faced. Left entry at head of steps with

leaded-glass bowed oriel over; larger oriel to similar window

in right E bay, with plain glass, over secondary entrance. 1st

floor sculpted frieze to either side of central arch with

corbels supporting canted bays. Canted bays above have slim

pilaster mullions with projecting bases and capitals

individually treated; bowed iron balconies to 6th floor;

cornice treated as cill band at each floor.

Central bays: ground and 1st floor central canted bay, column

mullions at ground, basement and 1st, 4-centred arched central

light at 1st with stylised keyblock. Bipartites above.

Solid curved parapet at 4th floor with sculpted and open

segmented moulding, detail arched recessed windows with

square section colonettes. 7th floor giant recessed canted

bay crowns whole elevation with pilaster architraves and

segmental pediments. Boldly projecting eaves; exaggerated

shaped dormers responsible for name "The hat-rack". Corniced

end stack.

INTERIOR: wrought-iron lift shaft. Stained glass over W door.

Retains some timber and plaster details.

Very elaborate Art Nouveau metalwork particularly at roof

level and at lift.


109' x 26' 6" site.


B J Dec 31 1902. Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular Aug 1 1899 (shows now concealed eastern elevation). Gomme and Walker 1968, pp 222-4, 295. Doak (ed) 1977, No 158.

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